LyondellBasell reports upset at Texas olefins plant

10 October 2011 17:36  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--LyondellBasell reported an emissions event at its olefins plant in Channelview, Texas, on 7 October, according to a public filing available on Monday.

A compressor trip resulted in a unit upset and flaring at the plant, according to the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The event resulted in reduced unit feed rates, according to the filing.

The company declined to comment on the incident, saying it does not discuss the day-to-day operational status of its facilities.

LyondellBasell has a 390,000 tonne/year capacity butadiene unit, two 873,000 tonne/year capacity ethylene units and a 1.45m tonne/year propylene unit at the site, according to ICIS plants and projects.

For more on LyondellBasell's plants, visit ICIS plants and projects


By: Michelle Klump
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